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Main Title Evaluation of the potential carcinogenicity of benzo(b)fluoranthene (00205-99-2) /
CORP Author Syracuse Research Corp., NY. ;Environmental Monitoring and Services, Inc., Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ;
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/8-91/073; EPA-68-03-3112; EPA-68-03-3182; OHEA-C-073-031
Stock Number PB93-184984
Subjects Aromatic compounds--Carcinogenicity. ; Benzo(b)fluoranthene--Carcinogenicity.
Additional Subjects Toxicity ; Risk assessment ; Public health ; Exposure ; Neoplasms ; Hazardous materials ; Tolerances(Physiology) ; Fluoranthene/benzo(B) ; Carcinogenicity ; Dose-response relationships ; CAS Registry No: 00205-99-2
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-184984 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 20 pages ; 28 cm
Benzo(b)fluoranthene is a probable human carcinogen, classified as weight-of-evidence Group B2 under the EPA Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment. Evidence on potential carcinogenicity from animal studies is 'Sufficient', and the evidence from human studies is 'No Data'. The potency factor (F) for benzo(b)fluoranthene is calculated using the potency factor estimate for benzo(a)pyrene of 248 (mg/kg/day)(-1) as a reference, placing benzo(b)fluoranthene in potency group 1 according to the CAG's methodology for evaluating potential carcinogens. Combining the weight-of-evidence group and the potency group, benzo(b)fluoranthene is assigned a 'HIGH' hazard ranking.
Cover title. "June 1988." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.